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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Palak/Spinach Paneer

Palak paneer is a very popular North Indian dish made with spinach and paneer. This is made by puréeing the spinach and infusing it with wonderful aromatic spices to bring out the buttery taste of the spinach and finally adding the paneer to give it a final punch. So friends…

Here’s how to make Palak Paneer with step by step photos….



Ingredients


Palak/Spinach
300 gms/1 packet/2 bunches
Paneer/Cottage cheese
150 to 200 gm
Onion
1 finely chopped
Tomato
1 finely chopped
Green chillies
1 or 2 finely chopped
Ginger & Garlic paste
1 tsp
Red chilli powder
½ tsp
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Cumin powder
1 tsp
Fenugreek powder[dry leaves]
1 tsp
Cinnamon
1 inch stick
Cloves
2
Cardamom
1
Cumin seeds
¼ tsp
Oil
1 tbsp
Salt
As needed

 Method

Remove stems and wash the spinach really well. Boil water in a deep sauce pan, add the spinach and salt to it. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Drain the water, cool it and blend it in the mixer to fine paste. Keep it aside for later.

Cut the paneer to small cubes and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin seeds and sauté for 20 sec.


Add  onion  and saute until golden brown, add ginger & garlic paste and saute until raw smell goes off. Now add the tomatoes and saute really well until mushy.


Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and saute until the masala infuses well and nice aroma comes out.


Now add the ground spinach paste, fenugreek leaves (crushed well) and let it cook until oil oozes out.


Add the cubed paneer and let it simmer for about 2 minutes.


 Now switch off the stove, delicious palak paneer is ready to be enjoyed.

                                   

Suggestions:

Finally you can add some fresh cream for added taste.

You can use lemon juice instead of tomatoes, but add the lemon juice only in the end after the spinach is cooked and the stove is switched off.

 Now enjoy your meal with wonderful palak paneer.


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32 comments:

  1. Yummmmm,looks so fresh n creamy.Such a clear pictorial :)

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  2. delicious... all time favorite :)

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  3. Healthy & Tasty item.

    Pictures shown are so Nice. ;).

    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Looks very yummy and beautiful clicks too.

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  5. looks good & sure this is delicious with roti....

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  6. Looks very tempting Priya...

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  7. welcome back priya,one of my fac recipe ..looks so tasty!!

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  8. Perfect punjabi dish and very nicely explained!
    We used to add a little fried paneer.

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    1. Thank you very much Sapana, next time I will try to add fried paneer....

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  9. recently I have developed taste for palak, my mum makes it with corn sometimes, can you suggesst some recipe for spinach and corn sandwich...
    keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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    1. Thanks Pooja for the comments, I will surely make the spinach &corn sandwich and share it with u all....

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  10. all time favorite!!!yuummmm... :D
    following :)

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  11. Its a stunner, for the blend of paneer, spinach and the rest of the ingredients. The outcome and color is so attractive.

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  12. my all time fav food for naan....but i never get this right....got to try your version

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  13. Looks very creamy and delicious !

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  14. its 11pm here and u are tempting me to try this curry priya.. just love it with roti..

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  15. Yummy palak paneer, my fav among spinach dishes :) Looks so delectable!!

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  16. Perfectly done Priya.. Looks green & yum :)

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  17. My all time favourite, love this palak paneer with some chappathis.

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  18. welcome priya..My fav dish...perfectly made and lovely color..looks great

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  19. yummy and creamy our family all time fav

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  20. Thank you all for the super comments....

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  21. Lovely green color, Did you add sugar when cooking spinach to maintain the color.
    Thanks for linking this Traditional Punjabi dish in WTML EVENT.

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    1. No Manju, I have not added any sugar...
      Thanks a lot for your comments...

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  22. Ahh here is another Palak recipe. I make it in a slightly different way, but I hope this one tastes awesome too

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